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FAQ about Paramotor

Does one need a license to fly?PPG in Flight
There is no need of a license to fly a paramotor in USA. 

What distance is needed to take-off and land?
Usually between 10 to 50 feet (3 to 17 meters) for take-off and about 3 feet for spot landing.

What altitude can one fly?
You can fly at one foot (33 cm.) off the ground and altitudes over 10,000 feet (300 meters) have been reached, which gives the pilot a lot of freedom.

What is the maximum winds one can fly in?
Winds should not exceed 20 km/h.(12-15 mph.)

At what speed does a paramotor fly?
Approximately 40 km/h (25 mph).

Why is a paramotor so stable?
The pendulum effect (the pilot being suspended under the paraglider) gives the auto-stability needed and makes extremely difficult to stall or spin. Intentional maneuvers would have to be done to stall or spin a paraglider.

How does one inflate a paraglider?
A forward movement combined with the wind, if any, forces air into the frontal cells of the paraglider, which in turn pressurizes the wing, giving it it's shape.

What happens if the motor stops?
You slowly glide down with minimum pilot input. Most landings are done without mechanical power anyway.

Why a two-stroke engine?
Because of it's lightness and air-cooling capabilities. Maintenance is very easy and it is economical to operate.

How long can you fly with a full tank of gas?
Approximately, 2 to 3 hours.

Is it easy to transport?
Some cages are designed to be taken apart, into two or four parts in 2 minutes. You can store it in the trunk of your car.  It weighs approximately 45 pounds (20 kilos), permitting easy storage.

**Certain answers to these questions depend on factors such as wind, pilot weight, humidity, take-off surface and pilot ability.  Therefore, some of the above answers are approximate.